Asbestos Disaster: Lessons from Japan’s Experience by Hiroyuki Mori (auth.), Kenichi Miyamoto Ph.D., Kenji

By Hiroyuki Mori (auth.), Kenichi Miyamoto Ph.D., Kenji Morinaga M.D., Ph.D., Hiroyuki Mori Ph.D. (eds.)

Japan’s asbestos mess ups, encompassing either occupational sickness and environmental toxins, were triggered largely by way of the asbestos fabric, asbestos cement water pipe, and building industries. This e-book is exclusive in its interdisciplinary method of these failures because it contains clinical technological know-how, economics, political technology, legislations, structure, environmental engineering, sociology, and journalism. Written via specialists of their fields, the chapters mirror the combination of those disciplines in subject matters that come with a ancient overview of asbestos concerns in Japan, asbestos-related ailments, overseas points of the asbestos undefined, public coverage, divisions of accountability, aid actions in emergencies, and countermeasures enacted by means of neighborhood governments. the teachings of asbestos difficulties and guidelines in Japan are really very important for constructing nations to avoid the proliferation of asbestos mess ups. This quantity serves as a textbook on asbestos concerns for all international locations, specifically the place there's frequent use of asbestos.

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In microeconomics textbooks, it follows that theories premised on the ability to substitute apples for oranges are considered to be extremely limited in their realistic scope. This is termed a lexicographic preference. As such, the concept raises serious doubts about compensating wage differentials, which treat wages interchangeably with occupational health and safety. Mark Lavoie criticizes the mainstream economics practice of converting all goods into a utility as a framework that allows for the indiscriminate comparison of individual wants.

Pietro Frigato comments as follows on this point: “Kapp’s lesson on this fundamental type of social costs has been totally ignored in socio-economic epidemiology and in occupational risk economics…. Occupational safety and health economics is more compatible with Kapp’s analysis of the impairment of the human factor of production, but its approach tends to be rigidly circumscribed and separated from other analyses of social losses. It may therefore fail to elaborate coherent proposals for public policy” (Frigato 2006:181).

1) for those who resided in the Oda district (Amagasaki) until December 31, 1969. 6 for all time-frames. The Oda district is the neighborhood surrounding the Kubota facility (The Ministry of the Environment and Amagasaki City 2007). Given the relatively small scale of the subject sample in this risk assessment and the lack of data on past sources of exposure, further study will be needed. Nevertheless, even with the limited data, the findings of this study still support the previously cited conclusions of Kurumatani and Kumagai.

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